Thursday, February 28, 2008

Doves


Occasionally doves come and feed on the ground underneath my feeder. I'm not sure if this was the same dove or two different ones.

27 comments:

AVCR8TEUR said...

Whenever I see doves, they seem to come in pairs. Nice photos since they are hard to capture without flying away.

patsy said...

I love the call of the mourning dove.

Old Wom Tigley said...

There's two Dove that have spent the winter around the street this year. The last few weeks I have heard them calling and cooing. Hopefully they will nest nearby. I hope where ever the did nest is safe as we have many cats on the stree.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

He looks like he needs a bath! I'm so used to thinking doves are suposed to be white and seeing them this color is interesting... what a great photo!!

Dirty Knees said...

We have doves (four or six, I'm not quite sure how many) in our neighbourhood too. They live under the cedars in my back yard and feed on the seed that other birds toss out of our feeders. They're beautiful but not too bright. ;-) And quite tame! I can get quite close to them before they fly away. They ARE afraid of all the neighbourhood cats, though!

Craver Vii said...

Whoa. All that blue makeup around the eyes... Didn't that go out of style in the 70's??

Nessa said...

My mother hates doves. They coo outside her bedroom window and wake her up. I think they look soft.

happyone said...

I have lots of mourning doves in my yard all the time. I like to hear their cooing.

Daryl E said...

Oh I love mourning doves .. we used to have a couple that visited out 'back yard' .. pigeons drove them away .. I think they used a small Prius...

Paulie said...

I have never seen gray doves before! Only white ones. Actually, I have never seen any color of doves in person.

Paulie said...

Forgot t say, Katney has barns on her site today -- maybe you could show her some of yours?

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love to listen to them.These are really pretty

david mcmahon said...

Are those very tame doves or were they taken with a long lens, Dot?

PS: My Sky Watch post is up. It's a bit different from the normal SWF posts that I do - you'll see why.

When you post yours, would you mind adding mine to Mister Linky please?

Marie said...

Beautiful doves. We have ring-doves here. I love their coos in the summer mornings.

Sandy Carlson said...

I love the blue eyelids! Well done, Dot.

photowannabe said...

Nice closeup of the dove. I love their soft cooing.

deborah wilson said...

Ooooou - how beautiful..:)

Kostas said...

In my country the morning doves, they have open grey colour.
The fable says that she was sometimes a new girl of age of 18 years very beautiful, somebody high commissioner in the courtyard of some Sultan it wanted him it makes his, this resisted because loved some young man, then he with a rope him drowned.
She his shouted him it releases because it was hardly 18 years.
Then the soul of girl became this bird.
Each time where it removes this sad sound, shouts her age: eighteen, eighteen, eighteen.
For this reason in female dove exists round the neck a black strip, while in male no.
Apology if spoiled to moment your disposal, but i I recounted as long as more painlessly it became the.... fable!

Lori said...

I think doves are so pretty, even though birds tend to freak me out a little! Must have been that Alfred Hitchcock movie when I was a child!

Great photos...

DigitalShutterMania said...

Dove is very cute.

Ida said...

A couple perhaps. ;)
Nice shots Dot.

I`ve posted my SWF now.
I would appreciate it if you could add me to the link list.
Thank`s. :)

quinTarantino said...

Very beautiful.
Doves are nice birds...

ANNA-LYS said...

Looks like two different doves, due to the small feathers under the eye on one of them.

PEA said...

I so love Mourning Doves...we have them here all the time, even through the winter months. Just this morning I counted 18 of them at the feeder and resting in the pine trees at the back of the house:-) xox

Dottie said...

I haven't seen much of these around lately. I'm sure they're hiding from the cold.

Sister--Three said...

I love these doves...my father loved them and when I see one I think of Dad.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

When I look birds, my mind flying to the infint of the sky

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